Being Sick

There has been a lot of barf in the last few days, most of it wasn't even mine. Cora and I arrived in Oklahoma on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was grossly sick. I think it was something I ate. Then last night,

oh last night...

I was lying in bed with Cora next to me. We're talking to Jake on the phone. I hear some gagging coming from the little body next to me. She started throwing up. When I got the light on, I saw it all over her and the pillows and coming out her nose. I ran out to the living room, really, I just opened the door, and said "Help!" Vaughn and Tracey went to work on the bed, and I went to work on Cora. Poor little Cora, covered in throw up and crying. She never, I repeat, never throws up. Twice in her whole life.

We took a shower (I was covered in throw up face and hair anyway), and things looked promising. She wanted some milk, and after a little while I agreed. About 10 minutes later the milk came up all over the rug and floor in the living room. Thank heaven for hardwoods. And my mother-in-law for scraping remnant clementine oranges out of the wonderfully shaggy rug.

She fell asleep at 11:30, and the throw up continued, getting smaller in quantity until 3:30. I slept at the foot of the bed from 1:00 until 3:30 because I wanted to be as close to the pack-n-play as possible. And sleep is an overstatement because I was so afraid I wouldn't be able to hear her in she needed me (which is silly because I think I could easily win "World's Lightest Sleeper"), and because there were two more throw ups in there somewhere. She was more awake at the last upheaval. I put her back in the pack-n-play after I got rid of the soiled linens. I pulled my pillow and quilt down to the floor and slept* next to her for the rest of the night.

She drank almost 4 sippy cups of water when she got up around 9. She is a much happier girl. It was so sad to see her just lay down on the the tile floor of the bathroom, completely defeated after her 11:30 and 1:00 purges. I hope nights like that are few and far between in my lifetime.


  1. Oh, that's awful! Why we need to puke I will never understand. There must be a better, moer delightful way of ridding our body of bacteria and 'yuckies'. hope you guys are feeling better and enjoying your trip.

  2. Wow. That sounds terrible for you and for Cora. I'm hope she's feeling better now!



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